Register of Deeds

 

 

 

 

OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS

 

Notice:  This office will be CLOSED on Friday, November 28

 

Real estate-related instruments that affect title to approximately 300,000 parcels of land located in Milwaukee County are recorded here

The following documents and services are available through the Register of Deeds:

  • certified copies of birth, death and marriage records*
  • request to file a military discharge for safe keeping

 

In addition, the Office of the Register of Deeds records, scans and compiles an index of real estate documents, corporation papers and military discharges; records informal probate instruments; files and keeps an index of financing statements; collects the real estate transfer tax; and performs such other functions as provided, pursuant to Sections 59.51, 69.23 and other pertinent sections of the Wisconsin Statutes.

*Event must have taken place in Milwaukee County

 

Mission Statement:  The mission of the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds Office is to provide timely, secure, accurate, archival accessible and cost-effective record systems and services that are delivered in a prompt and courteous manner.

 

Register of Deeds:  John La Fave

Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday

Office Address:    901 N. 9th Street, Courthouse Room 103, Milwaukee WI 53233-1458

Office Email:    teresa.sarnowski@milwaukeecountywi.gov

Birth/Death/Marriage:    RODVitalRecords@milwaukeecountywi.gov 

Office Phone:  414-278-4021                       Office Fax:   414-223-1257